Peer Metros

To measure progress, KC Rising evaluates the performance of the Kansas City Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) against 30 peer MSAs — the 15 immediately larger and 15 immediately smaller by population.

MSA Population
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washingon          3,939,363
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota/Wisconsin          3,629,190
San Diego-Carlsbad, California          3,343,364
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida          3,142,663
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colorado          2,932,415
St. Louis, Missouri/Illinois          2,805,465
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Maryland          2,802,789
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida          2,572,962
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, North Carolina/South Carolina          2,569,213
San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas          2,518,036
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Oregon/Washington          2,478,810
Sacramento-Roseville-Arden-Arcade, California 2,345,210
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania          2,324,743
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada          2,231,647
Cincinnati, Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana          2,190,209
Austin-Round Rock, Texas          2,168,316
Kansas City, Missouri/Kansas          2,143,651
Columbus, Ohio          2,106,541
Cleveland-Elyria, Ohio          2,057,009
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Indiana          2,048,703
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California          1,999,107
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, Tennessee 1,930,961
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia/North Carolina          1,728,733
Providence-Warwick, Rhode Island/Massachusetts          1,621,337
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin          1,576,113
Jacksonville, Florida          1,534,701
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma          1,396,445
Raleigh, North Carolina          1,362,540
Memphis, Tennessee/Mississippi/Arkansas          1,350,620
Richmond, Virginia          1,306,172
Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky/Indiana          1,297,301

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates (as of July 1, 2018)